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True Identification of Political Correctness

Political Correctness = Liberal Sharia

I’m going to add Not Clauswitz to my regular reading.

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July 28, 2013 at 10:47 am 1 comment

The Reason That Women Love Obama

… is because he is such a great listener.

June 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

History Doesn’t Always Repeat

In November 1994, the Republican Party made record gains in the US House of Representatives.  Speaker Newt Gingrich  began setting the national agenda and the pundits began asking if President Bill Clinton was any longer relevant to US politics.

In April 1995, domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols detonated a diesel-fertilizer truck bomb outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more.  Clinton turned to the media and placed the blame on right-wing hate speech, cowed Republicans and regained much of his lost authority.

In November 2012, President Barack Obama won re-election and retained control of the US Senate.  Republicans were disheartened and blaming themselves for their failure at the ballot box.  The media was urging Republicans to become more like Democrats and proclaiming the end of the Reagan Revolution.

In December 2012, Adam Lanza killed 28 people, mostly children, in Newtown, Connecticut.  Obama turned to the media and placed the blame on right-wing gun-owners, demanding Congress to enact sweeping new gun control laws.

But a strange thing happened.

Instead of increasing the power of the presidency like Clinton managed in 1995, Obama saw his influence wane over the following months.  After months of Democrat politicians calling for various bans and confiscation, the American people began contacting their Representatives and Senators.  Gun Control demonstrations were met with Gun Rights demonstrations.  And even modest Gun Control legislation became a poison pill and failed.

Some might now ask if Obama is relevant.

In April 2013,Bombs planted at the finish line for the Boston marathon, killing 3 people and injuring 185 others.  They killed 1 police officer and injured another trying to evade police.  Democrat politicians and media made earnest effort to restore Obama’s authority by attempting to paint the perpetrators as white right-wing Tea Party Christians.

However, the terrorist Tsarnaev brothers were Chechen Muslims.

April 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Civil Rights

You can’t support Civil Rights and oppose limited government.

Civil Rights are by definition a limit on government.

Give me liberty

Unlimited government (if we rid ourselves of that pesky constitution) can regulate speech, the press and religion; ban guns and deny the right to petition or assemble; deny fair or speedy trials and use force confessions – well, you get the idea.

 

January 11, 2013 at 11:29 am

My Uncle’s Weight Problem

Most of us have struggled with our weight at one time or another.  The diet industry is big business in the US and most of the world stereotypes Americans as fat.

I love my uncle.

In 2000, he was about 50 lbs overweight but he carried it well.  It caused a few aches and pains, but no serious health issues.

Unfortunately, he continued to pack on the pounds…

In 2013, he’s almost 160 lbs overweight and there’s a lot of things he just can’t do any longer.

And it looks like he’s going to continue to add at least another 10 lbs every year.

He insists that he doesn’t eat too much – that he just needs a little exercise.

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My Uncle Sam:

Fat Uncle sam

Cartoon via http://www.adamzyglis.com/images/cartoon25.jpg

10 lbs = $1,000,000,000,000.00 or about $3,300 per person living in the US.

 

January 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Federal Government Announces New C.A.L.E. Standards

The Federal Government announced today that the new Citizen Average Life Expectancy (C.A.L.E.) standards will require that the U.S. Healthcare Industry (doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies) will increase the average life expectancy of U.S. citizens to 150 years of age by the year 2025 or suffer severe financial penalties.

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Hey, if it works for cars – why not?

August 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

A Liberal Definition of Fair

I read a nice post over at Borepatch about the mixed feelings some people are having about wanting to support Chick-fil-A for their free speech rights, but not harm friends in the LGBTQ community.  As a compromise, Jeniffer suggests donating $1 to The Trevor Project for every dollar spent at Chick-fil-A.

I don’t know Jeniffer’s political persuasion, but her suggestion is classic Liberal Fairness.

Every dollar spent at Chick-fil-A (or any other business) has to cover the cost of the food (merchandise/service) that you purchase, including material, labor, equipment, facility, utilities, taxes, permits and licenses. What little is leftover as profit is divided amongst shareholders and used to cover their living expenses with an even smaller amount that actually goes to charity.

So even if every dollar of Chick-fil-A profit that is eventually donated to charity goes to an organization opposed by the LGBTQ community, the actual amount is no more than a few percent of the total revenue.  So Jeniffer’s compromise is to give the Trevor Project 50x the money that the “objectionable” charity might receive.

Great compromise.

Really fair.

August 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm

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